Patti Masterman

Patti Masterman Poems

1961. Death Is Just Another Forgetting 8/11/2011
1962. When Mother Dies 7/20/2011
1963. A Prayer For Unbelievers 5/2/2010
1964. What Has Been Your Most Perfect Day? 7/13/2011
1965. Whose Bread I Eat His Songs I Sing 7/7/2011
1966. Evil Walks On Feet Like Ours 2/8/2011
1967. The Virus Of Language 4/23/2011
1968. Behind The Everything 4/21/2011
1969. Outside My Window 4/14/2011
1970. Ad Astra; To The Stars 4/1/2011
1971. When Asked To Describe Yourself 3/24/2011
1972. Doing Things Over Again The Right Way 3/8/2011
1973. Aww Heck 2/19/2011
1974. Methylene Blue 1/15/2011
1975. Amelia's Voice 11/4/2010
1976. Bad Poetry Makes Me Ugly 7/15/2010
1977. The Ambidextrous Masturbator 6/29/2010
1978. Longest Night 6/18/2010
1979. There's A Fire - Retourne 4/24/2010
1980. Dots And Dashes 5/30/2010
1981. The Faith Of A Child 6/4/2010
1982. Without Proximity 4/30/2010
1983. I See You Walking All Alone 5/10/2010
1984. A Simple Life 4/20/2010
1985. At Winter's End 4/19/2010
1986. The Charnel House 4/20/2010
1987. Death Rattle 4/20/2010
1988. Coming Home Again 4/20/2010
1989. What Lies Inside 4/20/2010
1990. Who 4/19/2010
1991. The Totem Pole 4/19/2010
1992. Vivid Distortion 4/18/2010
1993. Forest Speaking Green - Tanka 4/19/2010
1994. Why Do I Love You So 4/18/2010
1995. Would I Choose To Live In A World 4/17/2010
1996. How New Religions Start 4/18/2010
1997. Just In Case, I'Ll Remove All Doubt 4/18/2010
1998. Secrets Of The Universe 4/15/2010
1999. After I Am Gone 4/15/2010
2000. Visiting With Friends 4/15/2010
Best Poem of Patti Masterman

Anti-Love Poem #1

When you've loved someone,
As much as you're capable of,
Just let them go. Even better,
Don't write about them- ever.
If you must, let it be once only
And let that be as their epitaph.
Let the seasons and the wind
Sweep away the painful memories
Don't try to re-start fire from a faded puff of smoke.
And give yourself some time to recover.

If you must write thousands of lines
About what went wrong, or why,
For gods sake burn it- burn it quickly
Don't leave it lying around for others eyes to see
And for the dance line to start forming behind you:...

Read the full of Anti-Love Poem #1

Anti-Love Poem #2

Ever since Romeo and Juliet
Repulsed lovers have considered suicide
As just an offshoot of unrequited love-
Even if the love was refused from the start
Or only existed as a delusion in the mind of the deluded.

I suggest that in modern life
What with plastics, antibiotics, and all this stuff
We have other options to the suicide-only impulse

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